Fri, 29 May 2020 20:50:43 -0400

To punish China, Trump moves to end Hong Kong privileges
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday ordered his administration to begin the process of eliminating special U.S. treatment for Hong Kong to punish China, but stopped short of an immediate end to the territory's cherished privileges that have helped it remain a global financial center. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.


Fri, 29 May 2020 20:26:44 -0400

Minneapolis police officer charged with murder of George Floyd
A white former Minneapolis police officer was charged with murder on Friday after a bystander's video showed him pinning his knee into the neck of an unarmed black man who later died, an incident that triggered three nights of violent protests. Colette Luke has more.


Fri, 29 May 2020 19:53:25 -0400

U.S. cutting ties with World Health Organization
The United States will end its relationship with the World Health Organization over the body's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday, accusing the U.N. agency of becoming a puppet of China.


Fri, 29 May 2020 18:09:49 -0400

Stocks end mostly higher on Trump China comments
The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq rallied Friday after President Trump announced new measures against China that were less severe than feared but the Dow finished lower. Conway G. Gittens reports.


Fri, 29 May 2020 16:53:44 -0400

Facing blame for virus, Asian-Americans fight back
Asian-Americans have suffered a surge of attacks this year, which activists link to the pandemic's emergence in China. Now, the community is fighting back - forming street patrols, rallying on social media, and supporting each other online. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.


Fri, 29 May 2020 16:15:44 -0400

Trump says U.S. is 'terminating' relationship with WHO
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday announced, "we will be today terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization and redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs."


Fri, 29 May 2020 16:04:44 -0400

Trump will 'revoke Hong Kong's preferential treatment'
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was directing his administration to begin the process of eliminating special treatment for Hong Kong, in response to China's plans to impose new security legislation in the territory.


Fri, 29 May 2020 15:44:44 -0400

Derek Chauvin charged with murder, manslaughter -Hennepin County attorney
A Minneapolis police officer who pinned an unarmed black man with a knee to the throat before the man died has been arrested and charged with murder, a prosecutor said on Friday, after three nights of violent protests in the Midwestern city sparked by the death.


Fri, 29 May 2020 15:13:38 -0400

Vaccines more relevant than China for investors: CIO
Wealth Enhancement Group's Jim Cahn says U.S.-China tensions may evolve into a new Cold War. But he tells Reuters' Fred Katayama that in the short term, investors will be more focused on vaccine development than on trade.


Fri, 29 May 2020 15:07:44 -0400

Federer is the world's highest-paid athlete, says Forbes
Roger Federer is the world's highest-paid athlete for 2020 with Lionel Messi knocked off the top spot amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


Fri, 29 May 2020 14:49:46 -0400

Biden: 'We are a country with an open wound'
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Friday expressed his concern for the nation follwing the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, saying that the "soul of America is at stake."


Fri, 29 May 2020 14:20:47 -0400

Zumba classes help shake off stress of coronavirus
For those on the coronavirus frontline, sometimes it helps to shake it off. Maha Albadrawi reports.


Fri, 29 May 2020 13:55:44 -0400

Minnesota governor calls for end to violence, expects 'swift' justice in Floyd case
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz called on Friday for an end to the violent protests that have rocked Minneapolis following the death of an unarmed black man in police custody and said he expected "swift" justice for the police officers involved.


Fri, 29 May 2020 13:51:44 -0400

WHO launches alliance to share COVID-19 tools
Thirty-seven countries and the World Health Organization (WHO) appealed on Friday for common ownership of vaccines, medicines and diagnostic tools to tackle the global coronavirus pandemic, taking aim at patent laws they fear could become a barrier to sharing crucial supplies.


Fri, 29 May 2020 13:47:46 -0400

How is Lagos' nightlife doing? Ask a 'hype man'
Nigeria's vibrant nightlife has gone quiet in recent months due to the lockdown, cutting off income streams for many employees. Nneka Chile reports.


Fri, 29 May 2020 13:44:44 -0400

Fed's Powell to unemployed: We're here for you
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell sounded an empathetic tone to the tens of millions of Americans who are out of work, telling them Fed is doing what it can to get them back to work.


Fri, 29 May 2020 13:14:44 -0400

Taiwan decriminalises adultery in landmark ruling
Taiwan's constitutional court has decriminalised adultery in a landmark judgment aimed at upholding personal rights and privacy, scrapping a law that activists said discriminated against women. Joe Davies reports.


Fri, 29 May 2020 12:58:43 -0400

Future of Thailand's red light district in doubt
The black leather party masks that performers May wears for their fetish shows in Bangkok are definitely not the sort to stop the coronavirus. Behind closed doors, they practise for the day when health restrictions are lifted and tourists return, but they have no idea when and worry that the city's infamous Patpong red-light district could be very different by then.


Fri, 29 May 2020 12:50:44 -0400

French schools grapple with social distancing
Lunch from a distance and face masks in classrooms. How are French schools adapting to strict sanitary protocols? Emer McCarthy reports.


Fri, 29 May 2020 12:44:46 -0400

Future of Thailand's red light district in doubt
The black leather party masks that performers May wears for their fetish shows in Bangkok are definitely not the sort to stop the coronavirus. Behind closed doors, they practise for the day when health restrictions are lifted and tourists return, but they have no idea when and worry that the city's infamous Patpong red-light district could be very different by then.